Rapper Fetty Wap Headlines New Game ‘Fetty Wap: Nitro Nation Stories’

Rapper Fetty Wap Headlines New Game ‘Fetty Wap: Nitro Nation Stories’

May 3, 2016

Having musicians associated with mobile games isn’t that new of a concept, so it might not be too surprising, bu welcome nonetheless; thus we get Fetty Wap:Nitro Nation Stories, a new game from creative Mobile.

The game merges the popular artist with the Nitro Nation franchise, giving folks a free-to-race title.

Per the press release:

This game is a single + multiplayer racing adventure, with a story driven plot line and the ability to crash and smash into your opponents, upgrade and customize your cars and more.

Main features include
· Real licensed street and race cars from BMW, Cadillac, Ford, Jaguar, Dodge, and many more…

· Variety of racing modes, players can race each other using a split screen on the same device

· Compatibility with Apple TV and Android TV

· Win real rewards – Each week a top player in the Underground Tournament is eligible to receive a unique promo code that will give them real rewards and merchandise signed by Fetty Wap and Monty.

As already noted, Fetty Wap:Nitro Nation Stories is free with optional IAPs.

New game ‘Rocket Beast’ launches on Google Play

New game ‘Rocket Beast’ launches on Google Play

May 3, 2016

Renown Android developer Brutal Studio has a new game out called Rocket Beast… and Android gets it first via the Play Store.

Per Google Play:

There was a time. When silky hair was the dream of every man. While the war was raging, shampoo was the greatest wealth man could possess and it was scarce. But the Gods of shampoo have now given you a powerful weapon, to claim back your stolen shampoo! Use your powers wisely.

A funny action game where you must control your powerful rocket missile and take out the bad enemy targets. Try to get all your shampoo back in this casual puzzle action game. And if you need any help, you can buy optional items such as Slow Motion Potions, Extra Fuel, Missile Power Ups, Blast Grenades and more. Good luck!

MAIN GAME FEATURES:

ROCKET LAUNCHER
You must control your rocket missile through paths and obstacles to take out the enemies.

PORTALS & BOOSTERS
In some levels you will use portals and boosters to reach new areas or increase difficulty.

COMPLETE ACHIEVEMENTS
Try to be the best and then share your achievements with friends.

ITEMS & PERKS
Buy special perks and items that will help you cause even more mayhem.
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OPTIONAL FEATURES:

✔ Share completed achievements!
✔ Rate our game!
✔ Follow us on social networks!
✔ Buy coin packs to upgrade or acquire new weapons faster!
✔ Remove ads for a small fee. (This is how we can keep making great games!)

The game is free (with optional in-app purchases) on Google Play; the trailer is below.

[via Rocket Beast Website and Google Play]

Evernote Improves Data Entry Tools via Update

Evernote Improves Data Entry Tools via Update

May 2, 2016

Evernote is getting updated, allowing the well regarded note-taking utility to add in-app features like special text attributes, amongst other things.

New:
– Many enhancements to the editing experience
– Support for strikethrough, subscript, and superscript text styles
– Camera now automatically detects and captures business cards, documents, whiteboards, Post-it ® Notes and receipts
– Ability to mark up images and PDFs
– Select multiple notes at once
– ‘Trash’ can now be emptied

Fixed:
– Fixed many note display and note editing bugs
– Various bug fixes and stability improvements

Evernote remains free, with premium features available for purchase.

Toodledo Gets Bug Fixes and More via Update

Toodledo Gets Bug Fixes and More via Update

May 2, 2016

Cross-platform task management app Toodledo is getting some enhancements courtesy of an update rolling out now.

+ Fixed a bug where tapping on the widget wouldn’t launch the app or would crash
+ If you are viewing a folder when you add a new note, the note will default to being in that folder.
+ If you have partially added a new task when you are interrupted by a phone call or something else, you will no longer lose that task when you return to the app.
+ Fixed a few other small bugs.

Toodledo remains free on the Play Store.

Pocket Shrek Gets Puss In Boots as New Playable Character

Pocket Shrek Gets Puss In Boots as New Playable Character

Apr 28, 2016

Indefatigable Puss In Boots has joined the cast of Pocket Shrek as a new playable character — just in time for the 15th anniversary of the major motion picture.

Per Google Play:

WHAT’S NEW

NEW FEATURES:
** PUSS IN BOOTS HAS ARRIVED!! **
– Play with Puss and unlock hilarious and engaging animations.
– Stroke him and hear him purr. Tap his feet and see him dance.
– Play along with Puss on his Guitar.
– Cover him with bubbles, wash him and give him a blow-dry.
– Feed him new food items like a glass of milk, or the Candy Mouse!
– Pamper him in his new ‘Puss Pad’ background.
– Unlock all new Quests for Puss to perform.
– Puss is waiting for you!

The Pocket Shrek 2.0 update is live now; the game remains free (with ads and in-app purchases) on Google Play.

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[Pocket Shrek website]

Shadow Fight 3 Unveils Preview Trailer, Set for Fall Release

Shadow Fight 3 Unveils Preview Trailer, Set for Fall Release

Apr 27, 2016

Shadow Fight 3 is scheduled for a Fall release, and we have a trailer for the impatient lot — like us.

Set decades after its predecessor, this latest instalment centers around the three main factions of Legion, Dynasty and Heralds; each divided by their struggle to survive in a world that has been flooded with Shadow Energy following the final events of Shadow Fight 2. Shadow Fight 3 will provide a nail-biting mix of RPG and classic fighting action along with an incredibly robust character customization system and dynamically generated quests. Players can look forward to fully personalizing their fighting style by collecting equipment, perks, and special moves.

Shadow Fight 3 will include features such as:

  • Three Playable Factions: Choose from either the brutal Legion, stealthy Dynasty, or deadly Heralds, each with their own unique history and fighting style.
  • Hundreds of Collectables: Complete quests and purchase booster packs to collect legendary weapons, armor, and perks.
  • Limitless Quests: Embark on the epic main storyline or explore the world of Shadow Fight 3 through daily missions, online battles, and dynamically generated quests.
  • Complete Customization: Combine weapons, skills and shadow form techniques and master your own deadly fighting style.
  • Shadow Fighting Mode: Shadows haven’t totally disappeared from the game: a special “Shadow Fighting Mode” brings them back as guest characters.

The trailer is below.

Super Phantom Cat purrs onto Google Play

Super Phantom Cat purrs onto Google Play

Apr 27, 2016

Veewo Games just launched a new title on Google Play called Super Phantom Cat.

Super Phantom Cat is a retro-inspired 2D platformer that pays homage to 8- and 16-bit classics Super Mario Bros.,
Donkey Kong Country, and Sonic The Hedgehog. In Super Phantom Cat, players take on the role of Chemist White and embark on an action-packed journey through the Phantom World.

When Chemist White was a small child, he was saved by Super Phantom Cat — who then became his personal hero. Years later, Flash Cat takes Chemist White on a journey to the Phantom World; there, Chemist White discovers he can collect data shards and change into a number of characters — including the all-powerful Super Phantom Cat :)

The world of Super Phantom Cat is filled with challenges that will make any platforming fan jump for joy.
You’ll need quick reflexes as you pull off incredible feats such as bouncing on a monster’s head to land on a difficult-to-reach platform or rapidly jumping between small platforms to get across a massive chasm. You’ll need to be inch-perfect if you want to make it to the end.

The game is available for free (with in-app purchases) on the Play Sore.

Parents-Schools Connection App ‘School Star’ to Expand Outside Australia

Parents-Schools Connection App ‘School Star’ to Expand Outside Australia

Apr 27, 2016

For people with school-aged kids, the task of keeping abreast of school communications and functions can be close to impossible. As such, apps like School Star can be invaluable resources when it comes to keeping tabs with what’s happening at and around school.

Now, we hear that he Australia-centric app will be expanding its reach to Canada and the US later in 2016.

Get the latest School News, Alerts, Newsletters, Cancellations, Events Reminders, Calendar Dates, Sports Fixtures, Absence Notifications, Teacher Messages, School Notices, Forms, Timetables, Documents and much, much, more using this simple and highly secure App.
Watch School News as it happens on your smartphone on School Star’s Live News Feed!

Save time – set filters to see only the News that’s important to your family.

Two-way secure messaging allows you to communicate to teachers and your school easily, confidently – and for Free!

School Star does what no other School App can:

• A highly secure App using 2-Factor account validation, School Star protects your child’s safety by restricting access only to registered school Parents, Students, Staff, Old Scholars/Alumni and other known school community members.

• Free in-App messaging with automatic switchover to SMS. Great for parents without the App, no mobile data or WiFi. School Star reaches every parent, every time.

• With automatic in-App messaging to SMS switchover, School Star works as a communication tool for your entire school community – not just for those parents with that have downloaded the App!

The app is free on Google Play; we look forward to is North American release.

Mobile app connecting parents and schools

[via The Lead]

Google Calendar Adds ‘Find a Time’ Feature

Google Calendar Adds ‘Find a Time’ Feature

Apr 27, 2016

Calendar for Android is adding a new feature which should be appreciated by users with tight schedules.

Starting today, if you use Google Apps for Work or Edu, you can schedule meetings from anywhere with “Find a time” in Google Calendar for Android.

With a single tap, “Find a time” helps you find meeting times that work for everyone—even if they’re in different time zones—based on their availability and the times they usually have meetings. If there are no times that work, Calendar will look at which conflicting meetings can most easily be rescheduled. Designed specifically for organizations where sharing your calendar with colleagues is the norm, here’s how it works:

“Find a time” makes suggestions, but you’re still in control. You can tap to see everyone’s schedule at a glance—perfect for making sure the timing works for all. And if you manage someone else’s calendar, you can use the feature to schedule meetings on their behalf as well.

Calendar for Android remains free on Google Play.

[via Official Gmail Blog]

Google Play Music Improves on Podcast Handling via Update

Google Play Music Improves on Podcast Handling via Update

Apr 27, 2016

We love the fact that Google Play Music can be our new home for podcasts; on the heels of that great tidbit, we see that Google Play Music for Android is improving the way it allows users access said podcasts via an update.

Now, when one subscribes to a podcast, one can choose to download the latest three episodes of said podcast — automatically.

Officially, per Google Play:

WHAT’S NEW

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* When you subscribe to a new podcast, Google Play Music can automatically download the 3 latest episodes so you can enjoy your content even when you don’t have a connection. And no need to worry about missing your favorite episodes: you can choose to be notified when new ones come out!

Google Play Music remains free on Google Play; there are optional premium subscription tiers available.

Netflix gets update, will soon allow subscriptions via Google Play Billing

Netflix gets update, will soon allow subscriptions via Google Play Billing

Apr 27, 2016

Netflix is getting an update, and is teasing an upcoming feature: giving folks the ability to subscribe from within the app.

WHAT’S NEW

Bug fixes
Coming soon: Subscribe for Netflix via Google Play Billing (new permission required).

Upon updating, one is required to accept a new permission for in-app purchasing, which is related to the upcoming feature.

The app itself remains free.

Slack Gets an Update

Slack Gets an Update

Apr 26, 2016

Mobile collaboration utility Slack is looking to get better via an update rolling out now.

One big thing? The inclusion of new permissions.

Per Google:

Slack 2.9.0 Release Notes:

Highlights:

• We just added new permissions to the app in order to support voice Calls (beta) for certain Android devices. If your Team Admin has enabled for your team the new beta where you can make Calls in Slack, you can now join any Call. You can’t start a call from Android for now, but you will one day! (This feature is still, please bear in mind, very much in development.)

Slack is available for free.